Twin Cities Metro
Clear Lake is kicking out walleyes in 18 to 24 feet of water.
White Bear Lake, Big Marine Lake, and Forest Lake are giving up
numbers of northern pike and largemouth bass along the emerging
weed edges. Look for consistent crappie action on Linwood Lake, Big
Marine, and Bald Eagle Lake. These fish have moved deeper.
Larry’s Live Bait & Sporting Goods (651) 777-1731
Buffalo Lake continues to be the area’s best bet for walleyes in
10 to 18 feet of water. Panfish are hitting on several area lakes,
with Maple, Ramsey, and Rock giving up better numbers of good-sized
sunfish and crappies in shallow water. Maple Lake and Ramsey Lake
are safe bets for big bass in shallow water.
H & H Sport Shop (320) 963-3818
Sunfish are still very thick in shallow water on Lake
Minnewashta, Lake Auburn, and Lake Bavaria. Crappies continue to
hit on Eagle Lake in six feet of water. Look to Stieger Lake and
Whaletale Lake for crappies as well. Bass fishing has been very
consistent on Pierson Lake and Lake Zumbra. Work small, topwater
baits early and late in the day. Plastic worms have been the ticket
during daytime hours. Bryant Lake is giving up numbers of northern
pike and a few good-sized muskies. Pierson Lake is kicking out a
few nice northern pike as well.
Cabin Fever Sports (952) 443-2022
There are a few walleyes, many of which have been nice, caught
on North Reef, Stoney Reef, and Kegg’s Reef. Leeches and fathead
minnows are working best on the deeper drops. Crappie activity has
been good throughout the shallow cabbage, milfoil, and reeds. The
key is to fish in less than eight feet of water. Numbers of bass
are an easy catch in shallow water. Fish from three to six pounds
are fairly common. Muskie reports have been limited up to this
In Town Marina (952) 442-2096